Student engagement and learning outcomes are distressingly low in STEM classrooms, and distractions are prevalent in all learning environments.
How do we get students to have focused concentration on difficult concepts to promote higher order thinking skills?
VR is not a gimmick, when deployed correctly. Let learners explore abstract ideas in a distraction-free environment, and allow them to connect with these concepts at their own pace. The VR is a uniquely personal experience and Veative is on a mission to enhance the learning experience of learners everywhere, while also supporting the teaching experience of instructors. In doing so, we are committed to positively influencing engagement, retention, and desire to learn.
Our STEM VR modules enrich education by increasing learner involvement, focus, and overall academic performance. Too often lost in the VR classroom are the needs of the teacher. But not with Veative. As teachers ourselves we know the importance of connecting teachers to the students and we achieve this through reports and analytics. This is a vital component of the VR classroom because it furthers the idea of learner agency and independence, while making teacher-time more efficient and valuable.
Step aside and let the learning happen, then spend time on targeted attention to individuals on learner-specific issues and problems. These issues can be easily identified via student analytics gained from time spent in the VR environment. Formative assessments within the environment and then tagging of concepts down to cognitive domain promote a better understanding of student performance.
Transcend time and space
Venture safety into science labs
Learn math in authentic settings
Learn via trial and error
Simulate roles: Be the scientist!
Explore with guided feedback
Encourage with in-play feedback
Collaboration with educator
Analytics, which inform teaching decisions
550+ Interactive STEM VR Modules
Physics is an extremely important subject, which allows us to connect with the physical world. Its inherent complexity can be intimidating, as students can easily doubt whether they are up to the task. But removing that sense of intimidation for learners can be empowering and inspiring. Using immersive experiences promotes that connection between learner and concept, inspiring greater inquiry.
Chemistry can be a difficult subject to grasp as learners are often confused by obscure terms and processes. Instructors are always on the lookout for ways to allow students to realize that chemistry manifests itself in everyday life. Distraction-free learning, inside a virtual environment, is conducive to engaging learners in focused attention on difficult concepts.
Life is a wonder, and learning about the intricacies of the world around us, at a biological level, is now within the grasp of learners. Enter into a plant, become a part of an ecosystem, and feel a connection with the smallest particles that make up the basis of life. From genes to proteins, or cells to protoplasm, immersion into this world brings life, to life!
MATHEMATICSMathematical concepts are not always easily visualized, handicapping learners who just don’t “get it.” However, Veative has created some interesting ways to bring students into the world of maths, by connecting difficult-to-grasp ideas with real world situations, all in a virtual world! When a polyhedron is no longer a flat image, but a 3D, interactive object, it starts to make more sense. When that object can be explored from the inside, spatial intelligence is activated and a deeper understanding is within the reach of learners.